The Value of the Interview for Home Business Owners
As I mentioned in the post, 7 Random Facts About Home Biz Notes & Mary Emma, I was a newspaper reporter at one stage of my life. While working for this weekly newspaper, I often wrote about local businesses and interviewed the owners. I particularly enjoyed learning about the home business owners, perhaps because I also often operated a business from our home.
Many business owners don’t realize the value of the interview and don’t think of it as a method of PR…and free PR, at that. Those interviews I conducted for our local newspaper appeared, of course, in the print media. Nowadays, online interviews are very popular, usually conducted via e-mail.
The value of the interview:
*Free publicity for your business
*Bring out interesting information your customers may not know
*Gives your business a “human interest” touch
*Often are read more readily than a press release (which the saavy reader realizes was written by you or someone at your business).
*Often catches the eye of a reporter or editor of some other publication and leads to another interview…and more publicity
*Hopefully brings you new customers/clients as they learn about you.
(In a future post, I’ll give some tips on how to get interviewed.)Tags: home+biz, Home+biz+notes, Home+business, home+business+interviews, newspaper+reporter